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Active Volcanoes of Vanuatu

Ambrym | Aneityum | Aoba | East Tanna Volcano | Emae | Epi | Fatmalapa | Gaua | Kuwae | Lopevi | Melkum | Mere Lava | Merig | Mota | Motlav | North Vate | Paama Island | Pumpan | Suretamatai | Traitor's Head | Unnamed | Unnamed 16.992°S/168.592°E | Ureparapara | William | Yasur
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(vulcano a scudo 1334 m (4,377 ft))
The crater of Benbow (Ambrym)
The crater of Benbow (Ambrym)
Ambrym is a large basaltic volcano with a 12-km-wide caldera. It is not only one of the most active volcanoes of Vanuatu, but in the world. Its most active craters often contain small lava lakes. [più]


(Stratovolcanoes 852 m / 2,795 ft)


(Shield volcano 1496 m / 4,908 ft)
Aoba, also known as Ambae, is a massive 2500 cu km basaltic shield volcano that is the most voluminous volcano of the New Hebrides archipelago. [più]

East Tanna Volcano

(Stratovolcano 552 m / 1811 ft)


(Complex 629 m / 2064 ft)


(Stratovolcanoes 833 m / 2,733 ft)


(Stratovolcano(es) 500 m / 1640 ft)


(stratovulcano 797 m / 2,615 ft)
Gaua is one of the most remote and most active volcanoes of the Vanuatu archipel, located on the island with the same name in the West Banks island group atht enorthern end of the archipelago. Its most recent eruption started in Sep 2009 from Mt Garet inside the caldera lake and ... [più]


(Caldera -2 m / - 7 ft)


(stratovulcano 1413 m (4,636 ft))
The majestic cone of Lopevi volcano from the air
The majestic cone of Lopevi volcano from the air
Lopevi is one of Vanuatu's most active volcanoes. It forms a steep cone rising to more than 1400 m from the sea and often has eruptions from the summit crater or flank vents. The island was evacuated following major eruptions in 1939 and 1960. [più]


(Stratovolcano(es) 758 m / 2487 ft)

Mere Lava

(Stratovolcano 1028 m / 3,373 ft)


(Stratovolcano 125 m / 410 ft)


(Stratovolcano 411 m / 1348 ft)


(Stratovolcano 411 m / 1,348 ft)

North Vate

(Stratovolcanoes 594 m / 1,949 ft)

Paama Island

(Complex 544 m / 1785 ft)


(Stratovolcano 802 m / 2631 ft)


(Complex volcano 921 m / 3,022 ft)

Traitor's Head

(Stratovolcano 837 m / 2,746 ft)


(Submarine -551 m / -1808 ft)

Unnamed 16.992°S/168.592°E

(Stratovolcanoes 216 m / 709 ft)


(Stratovolcano 764 m / 2507 ft)


(Stratovolcano 886 m / 2907 ft)


(stratovulcano 361 m (1,184 ft))
Strombolian activity at Yasur volcano
Strombolian activity at Yasur volcano
Yasur is the most well known volcanoes of Vanuatu and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Yasur is known for its spectacular persistent strombolian activity that consists of regular small to violent explosions from one or several vents. [più]
Latest news
mar, 7 feb 2023, 05:44

Epi volcano (Vanuatu): visible steam at ocean's surface

The emitting plume from Epi volcano (image: VMGD)
A visible steam from the recent eruption site has been reported by local observers at about 07:00 local time this morning. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Feb 2023, 15:00

Epi volcano (Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 January-31 January 2023 (New Activity / Unrest)

The Wellington VAAC reported that a low-level plume of ash and sulfur dioxide from a new eruption at Epi was identified in satellite data at 0730 on 31 January. According to the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) residents saw steaming at the ocean's surface in the area over the vents at around 0748, and phreatic explosions that ejected steam and tephra 100 m above the water. The Alert Level was raised to 1 (on a scale of 0-5) and the public was warned to stay 10 km away from the East Epi submarine volcano. ... Read all
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